The Chevy Bolt EV posted its highest-ever retail sales ever in September.
An internal sales document seen by GM Authority states that the electric vehicle “had its highest-ever retail month in September” 2020 in the United States. Though the document didn’t mention the actual sales figure, cumulative (retail and fleet) Bolt EV sales increased nearly 18 percent during the third quarter of 2020, a timeframe that encompasses July, August as well as September.
Chevy Bolt EV Sales - Q3 2020 - USA
|MODEL||Q3 20 / Q3 19||Q3 20||Q3 19||YTD 20 / YTD 19||YTD 20||YTD 19|
|CHEVROLET BOLT EV||+17.64%||5,682||4,830||+7.18%||14,053||13,111|
In addition, the same document also mentioned that the Bolt EV gained market share in the EV space in September 2020 compared to the same timeframe a year ago.
Meanwhile, Chevy Bolt EV sales slipped in most other global markets during Q3, including Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Brazil.
Chevy Bolt EV Sales - Q3 2020
|MARKET||Q3 20 / Q3 19||Q3 20||Q3 19||YTD 20 / YTD 19||YTD 20||YTD 19|
Having launched for the 2017 model year, the Bolt EV is currently Chevrolet’s only battery electric vehicle sold in North America. The crossover-like hatchback rides on the GM BEV2 platform, and is equipped with a 66-kWh lithium-ion battery pack paired to a single motor. The combination delivers 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, along with a maximum 259 miles between charges.
In 2017 – its first full year on the market – the Bolt EV accumulated 23,297 U.S. sales. That represents the highest yearly sales volume thus far in the model’s history. Subsequent calendar years saw less deliveries, with 2018 seeing 18,019 units and 2019 garnering 16,418 sales. Assuming a linear sales progression, the vehicle is on track to deliver roughly 19,000 units during the 2020 calendar year.
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The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV will bring a refresh that will include revisions to the front and rear styling, as well as a new interior. The hard cabin materials as well as the seats have served as a point of contention by various owners.
The refreshed 2022 Bolt EV will be joined by the Bolt EUV – a larger variant with more interior space and differentiated exterior styling. The Bolt EUV will share the Bolt EV’s BEV2 platform and will be powered by the same powertrain as its smaller sibling.